Lionel Messi Can Win a Seventh Ballon d’Or? These are the Rivals

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After Argentina wins Copa America 2021, Lionel Messi emerged as a winning candidate kandidat Ballon d’Or This year. There are a number of other players who are predicted to be his rivals.

Messi finally won the main tournament trophy with Argentina, thanks to the success of beating Brazil in the 2021 Copa America final which was held at the Maracana last weekend.

The trophy with the Tango team also complements Messi’s previous achievements in the world, which have presented more individual and club achievements with Barcelona.

With success Argentina wins Copa America 2021 In this case, Lionel Messi was also mentioned in the ranks of this year’s Ballon d’Or winners. Moreover, the Copa America, European Cup, and World Cup events usually determine the winner for the best player.

Lionel Messi himself, even though he was unable to bring Barcelona to victory in LaLiga or the Champions League, he was still able to show off throughout the season. Marca said Messi played 47 matches this year with 38 goals and 14 assists, plus 26 man of the match titles.

La Pulga is also the top scorer of LaLiga, which is equipped with the title of top scorer of the Copa America with 4 goals and 5 assists. Lionel Messi has been involved in 9 of Argentina’s 12 goals this summer. Before winning the title 2021 Copa America champion with Argentina, at least Messi can still bring Barcelona to win the Copa del Rey.

However, Lionel Messi is not alone in the ranks of players who are predicted to win in the struggle Ballon d’Or — which was not held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of players who are predicted to hinder Messi’s efforts to win his seventh Ballon d’Or title.

The lineup itself may not include a number of top players, whose achievements have been less than impressive in general. Call it Kylian Mbappe who failed to bring PSG to Ligue 1 or the Champions League. Also Cristiano Ronaldo who cannot inspire Juventus in Serie A or the European arena. Even Robert Lewandowski, who shined with Bayern Munich in Germany, had a disappointing European Cup.

On the other hand, there are other players who already have achievements. Call it N’Golo Kante and Mason Mount thanks to their contribution to bringing Chelsea Champions League champions. Or even the veteran defender duo Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, who had a big role in bringing Italy to Euro 2020. But the toughest competitor may come from Jorginho.

There are at least two main achievements that will make Jorginho a strong rival Lionel Messi in a scramble Ballon d’Or this year, namely the Champions League trophy with Chelsea and the Euro 2020 cup with Italy. The Italian midfielder who was born in Brazil 29 years ago has consistently performed well for the success of his club and national team.

(krs/mrp)

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